Is it safe for my pet?

Yes, Jin Shin Jyutsu® is entirely safe and entirely non-invasive. Many clients receive Jin Shin Jyutsu® sessions themselves as well as bringing their animals in for sessions.

What training have you had?

Gail attained practitioner level by taking several five-day training seminars from the instructors chosen by Mary Ino Burmeister (the woman who introduced Jin Shin Jyutsu® to America) and is a certified practitioner through the Jin Shin Jyutsu main office located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Gail generally takes 2 or more classes each year and has mentored with instructors at the Jin Shin Jyutsu® main office in Scottsdale, Arizona. All practitioners at Key Elements for Animals are certified practitioners with the Scottsdale office and actively utilize continuing education through additional practitioner-level classes. Each practitioner has had experience with animals and understands them.

Will my animal feel better right away?

In general, animals feel deeply relaxed right away, which allows the body to begin to heal itself. There is usually a reduction in symptoms, but the degree can very. Acute symptoms generally see results more quickly than chronic ones do.

Will the animal feel any pain?

No. Key Elements for Animals practitioners’ touch is sensitive to whatever pain your animal may be experiencing when we begin. Animals are very aware of this healing energy and enjoy the session time; however, if any discomfort is felt, the animal will let the practitioner know through their body language.

Is this something only Key Elements for Animals does?

Jin Shin Jyutsu® is a healing art that is practiced worldwide. There are now many practitioners and students around the world. For more information you can visit: http://jsjinc.net/

Is this like massage, acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu, or reiki?

All of these modalities focus on clearing the paths of energy flow. However, each one is different in its approach and its application. Jin Shin Jyutsu® is different than each of them.

Is it safe?

Yes, Jin Shin Jyutsu® is entirely safe and entirely non-invasive.

How did you get started with this?

Gail’s personal experience was relief from a chronic pain condition, and for many years she has used Jin Shin Jyutsu® to help her animals.

Where do the sessions take place?

Our office, Key Elements healing for Animals, is located at 2701 Larsen Rd. in Green Bay, WI. Phone is 920-366-1896.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

A 24 hour notice is requested for cancellation with no charge. Detailed office policies are given at the first visit or can be mailed to you prior to your first appointment.

What influences this treatment plan?

Your pet’s response to each session, along with the owner’s ability to apply self-care routines to their animals, influences their treatment plan.

How many energy sessions will my animal companion need?

The number of treatments needed may depend on the condition(s) being treated, the age of the animal, and its response to the Jin Shin Jyutsu® sessions. Chronic conditions will usually need more sessions than acute ones. If the problem is strictly emotion-based, then maybe just one or two treatments, provided there are no other considerations. For therapeutic healing when the animal is healthy, a session every three to four months is normally adequate. Jin Shin Jyutsu® is suitable for any animal and any condition. It is not a replacement for veterinary care.

Can Jin Shin Jyutsu® help my animal in their “Golden Years”?

Yes, senior animals benefit greatly from a wellness program including Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Because no two animals are alike, each Jin Shin Jyutsu® session and program for care is tailored to your animal’s specific needs. If you are concerned that you’re animal is not aging gracefully, ask yourself:

  • Is my animal moving more slowly after naps?
  • Does he/she have trouble climbing stairs?
  • Has my animal become less playful?
  • Has my animal stopped running?
  • Is my dog/cat having accidents in the house?

What do you charge when you travel?

Horses and other large animals are the main reason Key Elements for Animal practitioners travel. We charge a higher rate for a single animal per barn and a discounted rate for multiple animals per barn. Fees are based on a zone radius 15, 20, and 25 miles from the office.

Fee Code AreaSingle Animal Price2-4 Animals/Barn
(price per animal)
5-10 Animals/Barn
(price per animal)
 Travel Zone Map
(click here)
15 miles$43$37$32Zone 1 map
20 miles$48$43$37Zone 2 map
25 miles$53$48$43Zone 3 map

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this website are for informational purposes only. Gail Okray and the various Key Elements practitioners do not make any claims, promises, or guarantees. They are not diagnosing, treating any specific health issues, or making promises about any health issues. Jin Shin Jyutsu® is not intended as a substitute for veterinary diagnosis and/or treatment. It is to be used IN CONJUNCTION WITH veterinary care. It is recommended that you see a veterinary care professional for any ailments that your animal might have.

Do you teach animal care workshops?

Yes, several times per year. In these group workshops you will learn how to enhance your animal’s life and build a deep relationship between the two of you. Ample time for hands-on practice with animals enriches your understanding of the philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu® during class. This 6 hour workshop is taught in a group setting.

Please check back periodically for dates and locations.